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Family: Sterculiaceae

Citation: F. Muell., Fragm. Phyt. Aust. 2:9 (1860).

Derivation: After Samuel Hannaford, 1828-1874, an Australian naturalist.

Synonymy: Not Applicable

Common name: None

Woody evergreen shrubs, densely stellate-hairy on the branches and leaves; leaves exstipulate, entire, with the pinnate venation distinct despite the hairs, shortly petiolate.

Flowers bisexual, on l-3-flowered axillary peduncles; bracts sublinear; epicalyx of 2 or 3 linear free segments, much shorter than the calyx; calyx not petaloid, segments divided for more than half their length; petals 5, flat, much shorter than the sepals, oblong-lanceolate; stamens 5, short, opposite the petals, fused below with the staminodes; staminodes 15, in groups of 3 alternating with the stamens, 1 in each group linear, 2 in each group narrow-linear; ovary sessile, 3- or 4-celled, with several ovules in each cell, hairy; style simple.

Fruit stellate-hairy, opening loculicidally in 3 or 4 valves; seeds several in each cell.

Distribution:  3 species, endemic in Australia.

Biology: No text

Author: Not yet available

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